Photo Alert: Baby Boom at Busch Gardens Tampa and Williamsburg

There’s been a bevy of babies born at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay this summer including a squirrel monkey, anteater and kangaroo among the new arrivals.  In addition, Busch Gardens Williamsburg demonstrates the Tampa park isn’t the only one with a monopoly on cuteness with a new video of their three month old Clydesdale colt.  Continue reading for all the photos and video.

Photo by Matt Marriott © SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

From Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Press Release:

Busch Gardens is celebrating the arrival of a baby squirrel monkey, giant anteater and kangaroo.

Since the new squirrel monkey and anteater were both born in June, the animals’ keepers are not sure if the babies are male or female.  Once the keepers are able to identify the genders, the animals will be named.  The baby squirrel monkey is extremely curious and spends most of its day riding around on its mother’s back.

Photo by Matt Marriott © SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Photo by Matt Marriott © SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

 

The new anteater is only a month old and currently weighs less than 5 lbs.  The baby will grow up to weigh more than 100 lbs like its parents, Adelhi (mother) and Buddy (father).  Anteater babies nurse for six months and are carried on their mothers’ backs for up to a year.

Photo by Matt Marriott © SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Photo by Matt Marriott © SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

 

Busch Gardens’ newest joey was named Louis by his keepers at Walkabout Way.  He currently weighs less than 10 pounds and spends most of his day in the pouch of his mother, Lulu.  When he becomes confident enough to spend the majority of his day outside of the pouch, he will join the kangaroo mob at Walkabout Way.

Photo by Matt Marriott © SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Photo by Matt Marriott © SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

 

These babies are all currently being raised by their parents in private areas of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and they will soon be welcomed to guest viewing areas around the park.

Not to be outdone, or perhaps jealous of the attention, Busch Gardens Williamsburg showed the babies at its sister park in Tampa that they have some cute new animals too with this video of a 3 month old Clydesdale frolicking in the sun.

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About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.